Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Adventures with Iris
Saturday Iris had another little accident: She somehow broke her top left canine tooth! I wouldn't have noticed, but when she went after her ball she couldn't take it in her mouth. She would try and fail, then attempt to bat it around with her front feet!
When Mindy tried to get her to play, Iris growled at her. There were no fights, though. In fact, Iris has lost a lot of her "attitude" now that she's lived here awhile and knows her boundaries. She isn't so anxious to stalk the mini-doxie next door, but has adopted sort of a "live-and-let-live" policy.
Iris is doing very well at staying near me when I'm outside, and coming when I call. She actually does better at obeying and listening than Sadie did after four years with us.
She loves all people, especially kids; she just doesn't like other dogs. At all.
One more Iris note: Yesterday we went a few miles down the road to pick up the new battery for our motorcycle and I decided to be brave and leave Iris free, with the run of the house. Except for the bedroom, just in case she forgot the rules and got on the bed. I did make sure nothing edible was on the counters or table, but I left the half-full kitchen trash sitting in its usual spot. I returned to find everything just as I had left it. As long as there are no incidents, I will keep giving her more freedom in the house when we leave for short trips to town.